So, Only in Ephraim do you pull up to the gas station, your car breaks down, and then 5 guys (random guys) might I add (except for Zach who is the 2nd man in from the left.) come up and start helping to fix your car! It is amazing! And they fixed the problem that even the auto shop could not figure out! (Thanks Aaron!) Ephraimites are the best. We, us and our married friends, were headed for a wonderful trip to the American Fork temple, because the Manti temple was closed for cleaning. We would not of gotten very far if it was not for these helpful men!
This morning when I was studying my scriptures I read this in the Bible Dictionary under FAITH:
"The Lord has revealed himself and his perfect character, possessing in their fulness all the attributes of love, knowledge, justice, mercy, unchangeableness, power, and every other needful thing, so to enable the mind of man to place confidence in him without reservation.
Strong faith is developed by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ."
And I thought to myself,
How amazing it is that we have the scriptures, which are made by God, we hear the creation story, which tells us of all the things that he has made. That we have countless scripture and church stories, that tell us of the nature of God. How great to have a living prophet who tells us once again the nature of our God, and the will of God.
In our church, Our Heavenly Father and our Savior show us what they have created, so that we might understand their love, their workings, their law, their very natures. BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. As we learn of the 'fruits' that God and the Savior have, we draw closer to them. When we understand the Nature of God, and how God works, we can have UNRESERVED FAITH IN HIM. Because our faith is based on truths. Reality. The way things really are. God loves us. He is intimately concerned and connected to our daily lives. As we come to know him, we come to know ourselves.
Is'nt the gospel wonderful! Learning in the gospel makes life so enjoyable and Full!
Our neighbors....Silky, and Moe had us over for dinner a few weeks ago for a Murder Mystery dinner. It was a blast. It was so fun to dress up and have fun with our AWESOME married friends! I was "Scoop" the news reporter, and Zach was "Billy" a 1930's baseball star. xoxo
So this is a SUPER delayed post, and for that fact, I have been terrible at blogging for the last 4 months. Life has just been so wonderfully lived that I forgot to post what has been going on! We are doing GREAT! Zach came to me and said, "kylie I think you should start blogging again, I miss looking at our blog!" So, I am back! I am going to try to post once a week so that all our family out there can keep updated with the wonderful life of Zach and Kylie!
Zach is not 22! Wow. I met Zach when he was 17, so it is weird to think that it has been a wonderful 5 years so far since we met!
Below are a few things we did for his birthday....
My family and his family drove down for surprise party at Roy's Pizza. It was such a surprise for Zach...I mean just look at his face, with his happy birthday hat! I do not know why we sat segregated, boys from girls, but the girls got to spend some quality girl time! Ooh I love FAMILY! The next big surprise was a very LARGE SURPRISE PARTY IN OUR VERY SMALL COTTAGE! There were about 20 people crammed in our apartment when Zach and I got home from Institute class! It was so cute to see how surprised Zach was. We all love him so much! We played games, ate cake and talked and laughed and all that good stuff! (sorry the pics are not that great!) Zach woke up to the fire alarm going off (due to me in the kitchen making "I love you" French toast and eggs) The fire alarm is right above the stove? who is the genius that did that! But He came out to this cute little sign I made, and delicious french toast, as seen below! Every day I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful guy at my side. He is my best friend. I love laughing and being silly with him. I love to see him being the head of the household and taking his priesthood duties seriously. I love that he is so gentle and thoughtful. He is so good. Really I could not be happier! I love you Zach. Zacharius. Nichodimus. Mister. Omega Bean. Stacy o'malley.